Church of St Peter and St Simon-the-Apostle – Built in 1887

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The Church of St Peter and St Simon-the-Apostle is located at 525 Bloor St E (between Sherbourne St and Parliament St on the south side) in the St James Town neighbourhood of Toronto.

Built in 1887, the church was designed by architects Strickland & Symons. The Parish Hall and first Rectory were added in 1906 and designed by architect Eden Smith. The church received heritage status from the City of Toronto in 1974 and Ontario Heritage Trust four years later.

The Church of St Peter and St Simon-the-Apostle Photos

2021 - Looking southwest from Bloor St E, between Sherbourne St and Parliament St toward The Church of St Peter and St Simon-the-Apostle
2021 – Looking southwest from Bloor St E, between Sherbourne St and Parliament St toward The Church of St Peter and St Simon-the-Apostle
2021 – The tower and Bloor St E entrance of The Church of St Peter and St Simon-the-Apostle
2021 – The tower and Bloor St E entrance of The Church of St Peter and St Simon-the-Apostle
2021 – The quiet cloister-like courtyard at The Church of St Peter and St Simon at 525 Bloor St E in the St James Town neighbourhood
2021 – The quiet cloister-like courtyard at The Church of St Peter and St Simon at 525 Bloor St E in the St James Town neighbourhood
2021 – The beautiful Gothic-style doors at the back of The Church of St Peter and St Simon from Howard St
2021 – The beautiful Gothic-style doors at the back of The Church of St Peter and St Simon from Howard St
2021 - The heritage plaque reads:

Church of St. Simon-the-Apostle

“The Anglican parish of St. Simon-the-Apostle was founded in 1883. The congregation first worshipped in the chapel of St. James-the-Less, Parliament St, until this church, by architects Strickland and Symons, was completed in 1887. Five years later it was enlarged to twice its original capacity. The parish hall and first rectory, designed by architect Eden Smith, were built in 1906. St. Simon’s Church has served as spiritual home to many Toronotians, and its choir of men and boys has been renowned for its excellence.”

Toronto Historical Board
1982
2021 – The heritage plaque reads:

Church of St. Simon-the-Apostle

“The Anglican parish of St. Simon-the-Apostle was founded in 1883. The congregation first worshipped in the chapel of St. James-the-Less, Parliament St, until this church, by architects Strickland and Symons, was completed in 1887. Five years later it was enlarged to twice its original capacity. The parish hall and first rectory, designed by architect Eden Smith, were built in 1906. St. Simon’s Church has served as spiritual home to many Toronotians, and its choir of men and boys has been renowned for its excellence.”

Toronto Historical Board 1982
2021 –  Looking northwest from Howard St toward the back of The Church of St Peter and St Simon-the-Apostle
2021 – Looking northwest from Howard St toward the back of The Church of St Peter and St Simon-the-Apostle
1880s – St Simon's Anglican Church at 40 Howard St, on the north side opposite Ontario St
1880s – St Simon’s Anglican Church at 40 Howard St, on the north side opposite Ontario St (Toronto Public Library B7-18B)
Sketch of the St Simon's Anglican Church on Howard St, on the north side opposite Ontario St
Sketch of the St Simon’s Anglican Church on Howard St, on the north side opposite Ontario St (Landmarks of Toronto Volume 4 by J Ross Robertson – 1904)
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